our ministry team

The team at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo is led by Pastor Laura Kamprath and Pastor Matt Kamprath.  Married January 2010, Matt and Laura have shared their pastoral journey together.  They graduated seminary in May 2010 and were ordained in January 2011.  They served as Co-Pastors of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill, IL until 2012.  At that time Pastor Laura accepted a call to serve the congregations of the Wartburg Parish.  Pastor Matt remained at St. Luke Church until November 2016, when they were both called as Co-Pastors for First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Recently, Pastor Matt began ministry at Cambridge Lutheran Church, in addition to his ministry at First Lutheran, and Pastor Laura began full-time ministry as our Lead Pastor at First Lutheran. They live in Geneseo with their daughter Anna, son Noah and dog Allie.

  • Rev. Laura Kamprath

    Pastor

    email | (309) 944.3196

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  • Rev. Matt Kamprath

    Pastor

    email | (309) 944.3196

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  • Linda Bloomberg

    Receptionist

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  • Mary Jo Brummet

    Parish Administrator

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  • Abbey Cathelyn

    Director of

    Youth & Family Ministry

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  • Morgan Sarber

    Director of

    Worship & Music

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  • Misty Slaymaker

    Preschool Director

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  • Charlene Daniels

    Custodian

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  • Jim Luikart

    Parish Accountant

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  • Patsy Andress

    Financial Secretary

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  • Melinda Wildermuth

    Staff Musician

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  • Jennifer Johnson

    Programs Meal Coordinator

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church council & Ministry Assignments

Members serving on our Church Council are listed below.  Please feel free to contact any council member with questions about First Lutheran or its many ministries. The Council meets the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. 

President: Jodi Barnhart

Vice President: Gary Gesme

Secretary: Linda Sheley

Treasurer: Mike Ficken

Cabinet: Jodi Barnhart, Gary Gesme, Linda Sheley, Mike Ficken, Kathy Heller, Rev. Laura Kamprath, Rev. Matt Kamprath

Members: Jodi Barnhart, Anne Calder, Lance Camp, Mike Ficken, Gary Gesme, Johanna Hager, Kathy Heller, Jill Laingen, Cathy Runty, Linda Sheley, Mike Slaymaker, Jacob Steffes, Phil Wildermuth


Below are the members who lead and serve the ministries of First Lutheran Church.  Ministry meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  All members are welcome to be involved in a ministry.  Please contact a ministry lead or Pastors if you are interested or would like more information.


BUILDING & PROPERTY: Phil Wildermuth

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION/YOUTH: Linda Sheley

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE: Mike Slaymaker

EVANGELISM/OUTREACH: Johanna Hager

FINANCE: - Mike Ficken, Gary Gesme, Jacob Steffes

SOCIAL MINISTRY: Anne Calder

SPIRITUALITY/WELLNESS MINISTRIES: Jill Laingen

STEWARDSHIP: Cathy Runty

WORSHIP & MUSIC: Kathy Heller